CO2 injection under way in Alabama EOR pilot project

03/08/2010
A project team has begun to inject carbon dioxide into Alabama's Citronelle field as part of a $7.9 million pilot project to determine whether the field is ideal for simultaneous enhanced oil recovery and CO2 storage, the US Department of Energy said on Mar. 1.Study results of the 7,500-ton CO2 injection will provide estimates of oil yields from EOR and storage capacity in depleted oil reservoirs, DOE's Fossil Energy Office said. Scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are leading the 5-month injection, which aims to prove whether oil remaining in domestic formations can be economically produced, it indicated.UAB initially proposed the project involving the state's l...
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